Thursday, May 17, 2018

Zenith CH-701, N44CP: Accident occurred May 16, 2018 in Jackson, Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper, Wyoming

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 16-MAY-18
Time: 20:49:00Z
Regis#: N44CP
Aircraft Model: ZENITH CH 701
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

The pilot of a small experimental aircraft is OK after his plane crashed near Bryan Flat Road in the Hoback Canyon.

Law enforcement officers were called to the scene a little after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The small yellow single-engine tail-dragger has the tail number N44CP, which is registered to Charles Peet.

Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Staynon confirmed that Peet was reported to be piloting the plane when it crashed, marking the second time the plane, with Peet flying it, has gone down in the area.

Nearly five years ago, on June 28, 2013, Peet crashed his experimental plane as he was taking off from the grass strip at his ranch, the Grumpy Moose, right where Wednesday’s crash happened. In a 2013 Jackson Hole News&Guide article, Peet’s wife, Marty Peet, said he had been flying since about age 15, and he was reported to be 80 then.

“I’ve led the luckiest life of any man in the world,” he said in 2013. “You can’t imagine the things I’ve been through.”

Emergency officials said Peet was bumped and banged up, but otherwise OK and alert with no obvious life-threatening injuries. An ambulance transported him to St. John’s Medical Center.

Teton County sheriff’s Deputy Lloyd Funk said Peet “said it was a mechanical malfunction.”

Staynon said the National Transportation Safety Board plans to send an investigator to the crash site.

Original article ➤

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A light, two-person aircraft has crashed along Highway 191 at Bryan Flat.

The pilot of the plane was not seriously injured and was transported by ground to St. John’s Hospital. The incident occurred at approximately 3:06pm.

The yellow plane, with tail number N44CP could be seen upside-down near the iconic moose statue at Bryan Flat. It is a Zenith CH 701 single-engine fixed wing craft.

The pilot has not yet been identified. The plane is registered to a Charles Peet with an address on Bryan Flat Road.

If it was Peet and his Zenith, it is not the first time the plane has crashed. The 85-year-old crashed that same plane in June 2013 at the same place. He walked away from that wreck with only scratches. Peet built the kit plane some seven years ago.

NTSB has requested photos of the scene for its investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The article describes the airplane, N44CP, as a taildragger but it's not.